This is the first time I’ve ever produced a song that’s gotten leaked way before it was supposed to come out. How these things happen is a complete mystery. It could be anyone from the people who work at the record label, to studio interns, to hackers breaking into email accounts. Usually everyone points fingers at everyone and you still never figure out the source of the leak.
I think the worst part about it is that it’s a rough demo. And when I say rough demo, I mean the roughest of rough demos. So it’s not even a close representation of how much work Ken Lewis, Boi-1da and myself put into it. And now people are judging it by an unfinished product, which is the worst. It’s like cooking your favorite meal and somebody coming in and swiping a bite of it while you’re not looking. The ingredients are there sure, but it’s not even close to being done! And now you just ate raw meat like an idiot and possibly earned a night on the toilet. Congrats. I know everyone’s got to be the first to something but damnit, patience can still be a virtue.